Joy Burst

Hello and TGIF! I have been busy packing and cleaning this week – we are moving! – but snuck in a little crafty time to play along with the current A Blog Named Hero Challenge. Coloring is so not my thing – I am far too impatient and can never stay in the lines – but gave it a shot anyhow.

I had yet to use this pretty Joy Burst stamp that has been collecting dust since last November and with the bright colors, you almost can’t tell it’s a holiday stamp. I colored the image with Faber-Castell Stamper’s Big Brush Markers and die cut it and then was just stuck on what else to do. So here it is slapped onto the front. Done and done.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

 

 

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Gallery Idol Round 2

Gallery-Idol-logo-Green1Oh my goodness – have you seen the exciting news? My submission was selected as one of the Gallery Idol Top 20! There were so many fantastic entries that I thought no way, but here I am with another entry for round 2. Seriously honored and overjoyed!

The challenge for this round is die-cutting. And there were so many potential ideas for this because, well, there are just so many awesome things you can do with die-cutting. I would be lost without my Big Shot!

So here is my “Sweet Southwestern Thanks” card. It was inspired by a fun table cover that I saw at our local indie craft fair over the weekend – Market Day – and the booth that it came from – Nicole and Dime Designs. (Get it? Nickel and Dime? Clever!)

I die cut and pieced together the background (is this inlaid die-cutting? I’m not sure if this is actually a use of that technique or what you call it) with a couple different dies and then just started layering embellishments on top of the areas that weren’t quite perfect. That’s how many of my cards are completed – – now how am I going to cover up that mistake? 🙂

So the next part is up to you, dear reader. Head over to the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking website and cast your vote for your favorite designs. If one of your favorites happens to be mine – high five! There are certain to be some inspiring cards to add to your pin board.

Hugs,
Sabrina

Supplies
Dies: Lawn Fawn, Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Avery Elle, Lawn Fawn
Ink, Glitter: Clearsnap // Colorbox
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Embellies: Paper Issues “Swag Bag”
Adhesive: Scor-Tape

 

 

 

March PTI Blog Hop Challenge

 

Hello! Hoping your week is starting off well – we just finished up a week of spring break and are getting back into the swing of routine again. I have an Easter card to share today for the Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge.

 

I played around with the colors from the inspiration photo and the Circle Scribbles stamp set. First, just penciling in where the stamped shapes would be – then applying some pigment inks with an Art Dauber – then blending some gelatos over the top – and finally clear embossing the scribbles. The giant “&” symbol is also clear embossed but I guess that didn’t show up in the photo!

 

Inside I added a journaling card to hold a photo of the kids whenever we get that taken and then I can send this along to grandma 🙂

So glad you stopped by today!

Supplies:
Stamp – PTI Circle Scribbles
Ink – Colorbox® Classic Pigment Ink: Violet, Raspberry, Pool, Curry, Citrine, Picante
Gelatos – Faber Castell
Embossing Powder – Colorbox®
Embellies – Paper Issues March Swag Bag

Brights + Florals

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Have been feeling super inspired and energetic lately despite being sick with a nasty head/chest cold and less than ideal sleep. There is no better feeling than getting a ton of stuff done and still having time left over to make something pretty just because.

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This card was actually inspired by one of my daughter’s tops. I’ve been wanting to use the colors in it forever. Oshkosh uses some of the prettiest floral fabrics on their clothing – almost as pretty as the liberty of london prints really. Can’t help buying up every pretty top we find even though the girls don’t wear them as often as I’d like 🙂

Also, first snow came to Central Iowa yesterday!

Keep warm and cozy,
Sabrina

Supplies:
Ink – Colorbox Dye Ink (Guava, Cornflower), Colorbox Pigment Ink (Berry, Canary, Celadon), Top Boss Watermark & White Emboss. Powder
Stamps – Hero Arts (Background, Sentiment); Papertrey Ink (Rosie Posey, Mini Blooms)
Dies – Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders

Linking to these challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays CFC119: Embossing
Sketchbook Saturday #108
Paper Issues – Grateful For You